Worried about your child?
If you are worried about your child, talk to someone you trust such as your doctor, health visitor, teacher at your child's school as soon as possible. They will be able to listen to your concerns and begin the process of identifying how to help you and your child. On this page, we have listed links to some teams or organisations that you can also contact for help and support.
SEND Partnership Service
Peterborough's SEND Partnership Service supports parents, carers and young people aged 16+ with confidential, impartial information, advice and support about special educational needs.
Find out more about SEND Partnership Service can help you and how to contact them
Many parents find it helpful to talk to other parents and carers who have a child with SEND. Family Voice Peterborough is a local registered charity who are actively seeking to improve services in all areas of the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. They support parents and carers of children and young people aged 0—25 years with a disability or additional needs.
Find out more on Family Voice's website.
Help and advice from social care
We have a range of support and advice available for families, carers, children, young people with special educational needs and disabilities. You can find out more about universal support we provide and social care support for children and young people with disabilities on the Early Help and Social Care page.
If you have concerns or questions about your child’s health, talk to your doctor, health visitor or school nurse. They can help with a wide range of health issues and any concerns you might have about your child’s development. They can also refer you to specialist health services depending on your child’s needs. You can find out more on our Health pages.
To access the majority of these health services, a referral from a health professional is required.
Support for carers
Information, advice and support for carers in Peterborough s provided by Caring Together.
Telephone: 0345 241 0954
You can find lots of useful information on support by searching within this website.
You can also find information on local and national support organisations on the Local Offer Parent Carer Participation page.